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HarmonyOS 4.0 tweaks volume slider with new animations



HarmonyOS 4.0 is under developer beta mode and the test is in tight privacy, but there are some features leaking out of nowhere, including the new volume slider.

According to the information, Huawei will make some changes to the volume slider which appears when you will interact with the side physical volume buttons.

So what are the new changes in the HarmonyOS 4.0 volume slider? Currently, there’s limited information available about the improvements but we can share some important insights.

The new appearance shows a slightly increased width for the slider. The design also has a wide fill and a placeholder. There’s a new animation to reveal the slider out from the sides. Also, the increase and decrease animations are tweaked as well based on the interactions.

Meanwhile, the fill is somewhat different including the speaker icon. It should be a theme or something but can’t confirm the details at the moment.

Compared to this, the volume slider in HarmonyOS 3.1 and below is simple and contains only a slim slider. The overall appearance is good but the new one is far more intriguing.

harmonyos 4.0 volume slider

HarmonyOS 4.0:

Huawei is currently testing HarmonyOS 4.0 developer beta in China. The company originally began the beta last month with limited devices. these include Huawei P60 and Mate 50 series.

Following a successful approval, Huawei released a new developer beta build through the OTA update method. The downloadable package has only a little to show. The testers will get a new experience for better convenience and efficiency of application development brought by the ArkTS language, Stage model, ArkUI enhanced components, and DevEco Studio functions.

A week ago, Huawei recruited the second batch of HarmonyOS 4.0 devices Huawei Mate 50E, Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro 4G, Mate 40E Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design (including Collector’s Edition), Mate X2 4G, Mate X2 (including Collector’s Edition), Mate Xs 2 (including Collector’s Edition), P50, P50 Pro (including Collector’s Edition), P50E, P50 Pocket (including Art Custom Edition), Pocket S, nova 11, nova 11 Pro, nova 11 Ultra.

There could be more Huawei smartphones that will join the HarmonyOS 4.0 developer beta testing until it reaches for public test version.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.